After an off-duty police officer and a female victim were injured in a stabbing at Catholic school in North Delta last year, a male suspect has pled guilty to three charges.
The Delta Police Department (DPD) stated today (February 24) that Sgt. John Jasmins was off duty and was waiting to pick up his children when he witnessed an altercation between a man and a woman at the Immaculate Conception School (8840 119th Street, Delta) on February 20, 2019.
Sgt. Jasmins leapt into action to intervene but the male suspect stabbed both him and the female victim.
Upon arrival, police apprehended the suspect.
While Sgt. Jasmins has since returned to duties, the female victim is still recovering from serious injuries though her condition has improved.
The suspect remained in custody while awaiting his court appearance and faced 10 charges for this incident as well as his alleged actions in the preceding days.
On February 24, he pled guilty to three charges: one count of attempted murder and one count of unlawful confinement both against the female victim, and one count of aggravated assault against Sgt. Jasmins.
The suspect’s name is under a publication ban and is not being released.
The sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 4 to 5.
DPD Chief Neil Dubord, who had previously called Sgt. Jasmins a hero, reflected on the incident that took place one year ago.
“Those were some chaotic and tense moments, as it took a while for reports to come in from our various officers on the ground,” Chief Dubord stated in a news release. “Later that night I had a chance to see John in the hospital to check on him, and thank him. I have no doubt that he saved a woman’s life that day.”